Psychology: The Brain, The Person, The World / Edition 2by Stephen Kosslyn, Robin S. Rosenberg
Pub. Date: 05/05/2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Table of Contents
All chapters begin with a Chapter Outline and conclude with “Consolidate!”chapter summaries.
1. The Science of Psychology: Yesterday and Today.
The Science of Psychology: Getting to Know You.
Psychology Then and Now: The Evolution of a Science.
The Psychological Way: What Today's Psychologists Do.
Ethics: Doing it Right.
2. The Research Process: How We Find Things Out.
The Scientific Method: Designed to be Valid.
The Psychologist's Toolbox: Techniques of Scientific Research.
Statistics: Measuring Reality.
How to Think About Research Studies.
3. The Biology of Mind and Behavior.
Brain Circuits: Making Connections.
The Nervous System: An Orchestra with Many Members.
Probing the Brain.
Genes, Brain, and Environment: The Brain in the World.
4. Sensation and Perception: How the World Enters the Mind.
Perceiving in Other Ways.
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.
Hypnosis and Meditation.
Drugs and Alcohol.
Cognitive and Social Learning.
7. Memory: Living With Yesterday.
Storing Information: Time and Space are of the Essence.
Encoding and Retrieving Information from Memory.
Fact, Fiction, and Forgetting: When Memory Goes Wrong.
Improving Memory: Tricks and Tools.
8. Language and Thinking.
Language: More than Meets the Ear.
Means of Thought: Words, Images, Concepts.
Logic, Reasoning, and Decision Making.
9. Types of Intelligence: What Does it Mean to be Smart?
Is There MoreThan One Way to be Smart?
What Makes us Smart: Nature and Nurture.
Diversity in Intelligence.
10. Emotion and Motivations: Feeling and Striving.
Emotion: I Feel, Therefore I Am.
Motivation and Reward: Feeling Good.
Hunger and Eating: Not Just About Fueling the Body.
Sex: Not Just About Having Babies.
11. Personality: Vive la Difference!
What is Personality?
The Brain: The Personality Organ.
The Person: Beliefs and Behaviors.
The World: Social Influences on Personality.
12. Psychology Over the Life Span: Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wiser.
In the Beginning: From Conception to Birth.
Infancy and Childhood: Taking Off.
Adolescence: Between Two Worlds.
Adulthood and Aging: The Continuously Changing Self.
13. Stress, Health, and Coping.
What is Stress?
Stress, Disease, and Health.
Strategies for Coping.
14. Psychological Disorders.
Identifying Psychological Disorders: What's Abnormal?
Other Axis I Disorders: Dissociative and Eating Disorders.
A Cautionary Note About Diagnosis.
Cognitive and Behavior Therapy.
Other Forms of Treatment.
Which Therapy Works Best?
16. Social Psychology: Meeting of the Minds.
Social Cognition: Thinking About People.
Social Behavior: Interacting With People.
A Final Word: Ethics and Social Psychology.
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